Leaked | Public Gets Long Overdue Look at Youth Vaping Study

It’s quite possibly the worst kept secret within the tight-knit ranks of tobacco-control, the research study conducted by Dr. David Hammond of the University of Waterloo, which purports to show a substantial increase in youth vaping in both Canada and the United States.

Numerous stakeholders including regulators, academics, tobacco-control activists and even the media have either seen the report or have been briefed on its findings; every one that is, except those in the vaping industry, harm reduction advocates and members of the public.

RegWatch has obtained a copy of the study and in this brief live streamed edition we are releasing it to the public so you may see the same data, findings, and conclusions being considered by regulators as they deliberate over the future of vaping in Canada and the U.S.

Produced by: Brent Stafford
Released: April 25, 2019

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  1. Thank You Brent for revealing this report so the public can weigh in on teen vaping.
    I do question as to why this report was withheld from the vaping community and the public?
    As the industry has proclaimed that the increases were in direct association to C-store and gas stations selling of Juul and Vype products why would they appear to protect these producers of vaporizers?
    Maybe its time that Specialty Stores did their own studies on teen vaping as proof that we are the diligent ones
    protecting teens from these products?

    • Craig this is so true. It is being used by government and non-profit public health activists, yet the vaping industry and harm reduction advocates (not to mention the public) have not been afforded a look. It undermines the regulatory process when only some players have access to data durning a consultation.

  2. The thing that concerns me the most about this report is that fact it FAILS to mention a primary cause in the reduction of youth smoking is probably due to access to vaping products. Surely anybody with half an ounce of common sense must acknowledge this.
    Vaping only serves to reduce the appeal of combustable cigarettes across the board and only produces a small fraction of the negative effects unless you push it to extremes were it is effectively smoking, nobody is likely to push even close to these levels as it becomes extremely unpleasant long before it approches the harm of smoking combustible cigarettes.
    We have long known that the Tobacco industry and Pharmaceutical industries hate vaping as it seriously affects their profit margins, The US Government hates it because it has hit their Tax Revenues from Big Tobacco, this is the real reason for this report, it has nothing to do with health concerns among youths vaping

    • Thanks for your comments Bill. I know may people share your sentiments regarding the motives behind some of the efforts to restrict/ban vaping. I do believe dollar motives are an issue. But it’s important to always keep in mind that many believe what they are doing is in effort to protect public health. The issue is that while doing that it could compromise the health of individuals who are making what they believe to be responsible decisions about their how health and well-being. It’s a thorny issue for sure.

  3. Brent
    Thank you for sharing this and im sure that the companies will not want this out there if i can help in any way please let me know


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